By Lady of the Drams
Hepburns Choice Mortlach 7 Years Old
I found the nose on this very fruity (Fruitellas) and citrussy (sherbet Lemons) with a hint of polished wood in the background and honeysuckle. This then led to a taste with an initial spicy hit giving way to liquorice, spiced oranges, star anise with a light hint of smoke in the background. The smoke lingers on the finish with spices added in and it leaves your mouth tingling.
Hepburns Choice Talisker 6 Years Old
From this whisky I get Mattesson smoked sausage (other sausages are available) covered with salted caramel chocolate. The taste is surprisingly smooth reminding me of salted pork with a creamy peppercorn sauce poured over the top. A vibrant finish that makes your mouth come alive, and some lingering smoke ash.
Hepburns Choice Caol Ila 5 Years Old
The nose on this whisky reminds me of cold tar with a hint of seaweed, giving way to a taste of ash from a wood fire, then briny with a hint of waxy lemon skins. The finish is rather smoky and waxy coating the mouth leaving a finish that lasts quite a while.